Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 23, 2013

Letters to the Editor: 03/24/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Which needs attention?

In regards to John McDonalds letter on March 3, where did this "33 gun related deaths per day" come from? Is that city, state, national, or just a guess? I looked up some info at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and interestingly enough, you are off by a few. In 2010 (current numbers are unavailable) there were 8,306 murders committed with firearms and 260 million gun owners. But that same year, 32,885 people died accidentally in car crashes with 239.8 million car owners (these cars are registered by the way).That’s almost four times higher. You tell me which one needs attention.

Dan Giddis Jr.

Lake Ann